Board & Leadership

Board of Trustees

David M. Maloney, Chair
Robert W. Tucker, Jr., Vice Chair
Anna D. Buchanan, Treasurer
Dennis S. Rooker, Secretary

Allison M. Agarwal
James A. Avery, MD
David Barton
Leone Ciporin
Deborah C. Desmond
Pamela Fitzgerald
Michael J. Halseth

Michelle Hereford
J.Brian Jackson
Barbara McMurry
David M. Oakland
Katherine Willard
Gary B. Selmeczi, President and CEO

Leadership

Gary B. Selmeczi

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Selmeczi has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since July of 2005. He manages the day-to-day operations of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. A graduate of Westminster College, he received a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from George Washington University and is a licensed Virginia Nursing Home Administrator. He served in varying capacities at Goodwin House (incorporated beginning in 1986) and was the Executive Director of Goodwin House Alexandria from 1993 – 2005.

Mr. Selmeczi has been active with various professional, trade, and civic organizations including Virginia Senior Care Group, Senior Services of Alexandria, the Rotary Clubs of Alexandria and Charlottesville, The Thomas Jefferson Area United Way, the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, and the Virginia Health Care Association.

He was a Juror in the Design for Aging program and is a former Evaluator for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. He was awarded the Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association in 1988.

Gary B. Selmeczi

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Selmeczi has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since July of 2005. He manages the day-to-day operations of Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. A graduate of Westminster College, he received a Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from George Washington University and is a licensed Virginia Nursing Home Administrator. He served in varying capacities at Goodwin House (incorporated beginning in 1986) and was the Executive Director of Goodwin House Alexandria from 1993 – 2005.

Mr. Selmeczi has been active with various professional, trade, and civic organizations including Virginia Senior Care Group, Senior Services of Alexandria, the Rotary Clubs of Alexandria and Charlottesville, The Thomas Jefferson Area United Way, the Virginia Association of Nonprofit Homes for the Aging, and the Virginia Health Care Association.

He was a Juror in the Design for Aging program and is a former Evaluator for the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. He was awarded the Administrator of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association in 1988.

Joseph A. Girardi, CMA

Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary

Mr. Girardi joined Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge in August, 2017. He has over 14 years’ experience as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President – Finance in the senior living and healthcare field and has been involved in the successful placement and issuance of almost $550 million in public financings for campus constructions, repositioning, or refinancing. Prior to his career experience in healthcare, Mr. Girardi spent over 25 years in senior leadership positions for DuPont, a global Fortune 50 leader in science innovation and consumer products, where he provided the financial leadership for the first IPO ever completed at DuPont, served as Global Treasurer for an agricultural products business, provided financial oversight for the sale of a $7.8 billion pharmaceuticals business, and dissolution of $250 million partnership where he served as Controller. Mr. Girardi earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Delaware. He is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a green belt in Six Sigma methodology.

Joseph A. Girardi, CMA

Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary

Mr. Girardi joined Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge in August, 2017. He has over 14 years’ experience as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President – Finance in the senior living and healthcare field and has been involved in the successful placement and issuance of almost $550 million in public financings for campus constructions, repositioning, or refinancing. Prior to his career experience in healthcare, Mr. Girardi spent over 25 years in senior leadership positions for DuPont, a global Fortune 50 leader in science innovation and consumer products, where he provided the financial leadership for the first IPO ever completed at DuPont, served as Global Treasurer for an agricultural products business, provided financial oversight for the sale of a $7.8 billion pharmaceuticals business, and dissolution of $250 million partnership where he served as Controller. Mr. Girardi earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Delaware. He is a Certified Management Accountant and holds a green belt in Six Sigma methodology.

Our Mission

Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge’s mission is to provide a lifecare community of vibrant living designed to meet the dynamic needs and opportunities of older adults.